News & Perspective

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014
camel racing

MERS-CoV infects four more in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reported more MERS cases and a death, and Oman found the virus in racing camels.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

Jan 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014
Riyadh map

Saudi Arabia reports fatal MERS case

A 60-year-old man has died in Riyadh of MERS-CoV, and a report details a MERS-related stillbirth case.

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Limits on use of samples said to delay MERS-CoV efforts

(CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization (WHO) officials and others at the World Health Assembly (WHA) complained today that restrictions on the use of virus samples are delaying the investigation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to news service reports.

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Saudi Arabia assigns more labs to coronavirus probe

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia has dedicated more labs to investigating novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases in the country, while the condition of an nCoV patient in France has worsened, according to news media reports today.

May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Evidence for close-contact spread of coronavirus grows

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said the growing number of clusters of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases offers increasing evidence that the virus can spread between people in close contact, as France confirmed the infection in a patient who shared a hospital room with the country's first case-patient.

Dec 03, 2012

Dec 03, 2012

Jordan calls novel coronavirus cases isolated

(CIDRAP News) – Following the recent retrospective confirmation of two fatal infections with a novel coronavirus (CoV) in Jordan, the Jordanian health ministry said no more such cases have surfaced in the country since April, according to media reports.

Sep 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

New coronavirus linked to two severe illnesses

(CIDRAP News) – Reports of a novel coronavirus linked to two severe illnesses with Saudi Arabian connections put the public health world on alert yesterday and conjured up memories of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), a coronavirus infection that killed close to 800 people in 2002 and 2003.

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